Monday, March 29, 2010

Hosanna to the Son of David

How many times am I like those who shouted these words?

Some of these were the same people who also cried, "Crucify Him, crucify Him."

James 3:8-10 say, "The tongue is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse man who is made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way."

How many times does my family see me in a light that is different from all those around me? Do I act different towards them than I do at church or with friends?

I embrace Christ as my Savior and yet, how often am I ashamed to share my hope in Him with other?

Unfortunately, I find myself getting caught up in the emotion of the moment, probably, a lot like those who laid down the palm branches. What I feel should not dictate my actions. As I grow change more into the image of my Lord, what I feel should change too.

As I bring forth my "palm branches" of Thanksgiving today, may my heart not desert my Savior.

#120~ The gardener's pruning...this is so painful, but so necessary.

#121~ Forgiveness...I can't fathom the forgetting that my Master accomplishes.

#122~ Little arms wrapped around me and kisses given as my little one goes with her papa skating. Just a few months ago separation anxiety existed. "Trust your Daddy, little one."

#123~ Beginning a new year for me on this earth. May this next year bring many joys...the sorrows are so difficult.

#124~ Watching my littlest man, dance when he doesn't think anyone is around. If I look close enough, I can see that dear baby still in those big, brown eyes.

#125~ My morning tea...coconut chai or peach ginger...both satisfy

#126~ The Passion week of Christ...going to the cross, doing His Father's will.

#127~ Dad and Mom...I know I have listed them in the past, but each day that goes by, that they are still part of my life, I am thankful.

#128~ God's direction and wisdom he has given my dad to care for mom during her health crisis. Every new information we find directs us to what he has been doing already.

#129~ Chrissie, my dear friend, who sharpens my iron more than she knows

#130~ "Mr. Cartwright's" job; so many are losing theirs, so thankful he remains employed

#131~ "Hoss" is becoming a new creation. Each phone call shows a softening of his once hard heart. Please keep praying for him while he is at Agape.

holy experience

1 comment:

Stacey said...

What wonderful blessings you have listed. Such joy about "Hoss," too. And isn't it just so that we quail so easily when our faith is questioned or challenged? I feel so much the same as your words describe. Can we even grasp the tiniest bit the import and amazing grace of Passion Week? Again, you and your family are in my prayers. Thank you for the blessing you all are to me!